The bestselling author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Musicophilia.
Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of ten previous books, including most recently, Musicophilia. He lives in New York City, where he is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is the first, and only, Columbia University Artist, and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire.
A brilliant and humane book. * Observer *
Not only a collection of astonishing case histories, Awakenings is also a memoir, a moral essay and a romance. It is a work of genius. * Washington Post *
It makes you aware of what a knife edge we live on. -- Doris Lessing